"The book presents a decade-long perspective on contemporary visual practices in India, with stunning visuals and insightful essays by leading intellectuals in the field. Engaging with a diversity of art practices and creative conditions, the publication (and exhibition) questions cultural structures that segregate visual practices, making a case for a polycentric aesthetic. In this argument for an inclusive and non-hierarchical consideration of visual culture, Edge of Desire presents a new contribution from the Indian subcontinent to the debate on the nature and purpose of art practices and art histories. At the same time, it offers an array of new art from India generated through an intermingling of influences and traditions."--BOOK JACKET.